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Legislature Expands Medi-Cal To 1.4 Million Low-Income Residents

The state Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.

06/15/2013

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Out-Of-State Online Retailers Flee California’s New Tax Law

More and more online shopping sites are dropping California merchants as a result of the state’s new requirement that out of state retailers collect sales tax from California shoppers.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/12/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opposing Views On California’s State Budget Crisis

California’s State Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Assemblywoman Connie Conway offer opposing views on what Gov. Jerry Brown should do now that he’s vetoed the state budget, but both agree his decision came as a surprise.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/19/2011

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Bills Aim To Keep California State Parks Open Despite Budget Woes

Two bills being considered by state lawmakers would open the door for local governments or private contractors to keep state parks open.

CBS San Francisco–04/24/2011

Governor Brown Touts Optimism Of Budget Deal To Silicon Valley CEO’s

Governor Brown shares his optimism that a budget deal will soon be reached with Silicon Valley tech CEO’s, but they have concerns about education funding and the future work force.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/23/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Bay Area Council Backs Gov. Brown’s Tax Plan

The Bay Area Council backs Governor Brown’s mix of tax extensions and spending cuts to close the state’s budget, but would like to see pension reform.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/05/2011

California governor-elect Jerry Brown points toward the audience as State Controller John Chiang listens during a forum on California's state budget on December 8, 2010 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Warns Of Additional Shortfall At State Budget Forum

Gov.-elect Jerry Brown projected a budget shortfall of $28.1 billion at a budget forum Wednesday, higher than earlier estimates of $25.4 billion.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/08/2010

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

New Governor Brown To Re-Appoint Old Budget Director

Governor-elect Jerry Brown plans on re-appointing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s finance director in charge of the state budget.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/08/2010

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Schwarzenegger Calls For December Special Budget Session

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday announced a special session of the Legislature to take up a $6 billion deficit that emerged just weeks after he signed the state budget.

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Budget Perpetuates Deficit Spending

Even as California lawmakers passed a budget Friday to end an unprecedented 100-day impasse, their spending plan looked to be so tenuous that the next governor was expected to face a multibillion dollar deficit from the moment he or she steps into office next year.

CBS San Francisco–10/08/2010

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